OnePlus never liked to experiment very much or get out of its comfort zone. They usually launch flagships, well a few of them actually, but a few years ago they got bold with a OnePlus X. It wasn’t a half bad phone and it had quite an appealing design. Now they’re venturing back into midrange, courtesy of OnePlus 8 Lite. The device has just been rendered by the usual suspects, @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles.
Somehow the two managed to once again score sketches and details for the upcoming phone. They also had some insight on the OnePlus 8 Pro, a few weeks ago. Now, the OnePlus 8 Lite definitely feels like the Galaxy S11, let’s get that out of the way. It also looks different compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8. For one, it comes with thicker bezels around a flat screen and with a punch hole in the center.
The diagonal is expected to be somewhere around 6.4 to 6.5 inches. There’s a curved glass panel at the back and a rectangular camera module in the top left corner, which includes two cameras and an LED flash, plus what seems to be a Time of Flight sensor. We can’t see any fingerprint scanner on the side or at the back, so it’s probably embedded in the screen again. OnePlus 8 Lite may come with a Snapdragon 7xx processor, maybe the 730G or a newer version, the 765 let’s say.
It also has an AMOLED panel with Full HD+ res and its body is thicker than the OP8 at 8.6 mm. OnePlus has been criticized for the high prices it has for its devices and a midrange phone may compensate for those big sums. People will finally get a decently priced OnePlus again. Any takers considering this design?